SUNDAY EVENING FINALE CONCERT
6TH AUGUST 2017 – 6pm to 9pm (Doors open 5pm)
$30/$20/$10 under 18’s
ELLA FITZGERALD’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY
with Ingrid James (host)
Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Tonight we celebrate her life through stories and song with singers who have been inspired and influenced by her in their musical careers.
Guest singers: Leigh Carriage (NS), Toni Allayialis-Hepi (Gold Coast), Denise Harris (Sunshine Coast), Maggie Britton (Gold Coast) and Di Clark.
Accompanying trio will be Steve Russell (piano), Owen Newcomb (bass) and Paul Hudson (drums).